The sand from the Dead Sea is used as a cleansing mask for both, the face and the body. Women visiting the beach often apply the black mud all over their body since it’s supposed to be rich in minerals and works wonders for your skin.
In Bulgaria, rose water is widely used as an ingredient in facials and face treatments. Women use this beauty potion, just as we do in India, to keep their face moisturised the natural way.
Turns out the Chinese don’t just drink their green tea, they also use it in their beauty regimen. Like we’ve mentioned before, since green tea is rich in antioxidants, Chinese women often use it as a regular option to turn back the clock on ageing.
Did you know that, much like India, French women too use milk or cream as a beauty treatment? The only difference is that they pour some milk into their bathtub (a luxury in India,) add some honey to it as they wish and soak in it for a good half hour to nourish their skin.
We already knew that the Europeans are crazy about olive oil. So, it should come as no surprise that the Italians as well as the Greeks often incorporate olive oil into their face and body skincare routine by massaging their bodies with it, applying it on their lips during the winter, and even using it as a hair oil (a concept not too common in the West)!
In Costa Rica, women resort to using lemon juice to tighten their pores and get super smooth skin. Just squeeze the juice of a lemon or an orange, dip it in a cotton ball and apply it all over the face for about five minutes. The juice doubles up as an astringent and doesn’t even burn sensitive skin.
Finnish women, on the other hand, treat relaxation as a beauty treatment. Earlier, spas and saunas in Finland were treated as places of rejuvenation. But today, women book themselves into a spa session to relax their mind and body and prefer to sweat heavily in the sauna since sweating is one of the best ways to get clean skin from within. We approve!